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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #165 on: November 29, 2018, 03:23:47 pm »
The world needs FF...

to provide a competitor that keeps Google / Chrome in line .. think how much Google would walk all over your privacy if you had no option to leave.

to champion privacy and open standards all over the web.

and because FF is simply better than Chrome in every way .. no matter what the sheeple numbers say :P
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #166 on: December 03, 2018, 01:54:42 pm »
Agree... the world needs FF
But FF, should also know where it's running  :D
Somehow, it now believes I'm running it on a mobile device  :-\



Don't get me wrong... I only use FF on all my devices  8)

By the way,...
It seems like the "lightweight" midori is back from the dead. After months (years maybe?) a new version based on the relatively new webkit2gtk (not webkitgtk2) has been released https://www.midori-browser.org/

EDIT: Confirmed.... It has been forked and it's alive again. The previous news dated 2016  ::)
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #167 on: December 03, 2018, 02:49:37 pm »
Is the FF thing down to syncing .. I mean has your mobile browser installed a plugin, which sync is now asking if you want on your desktop ?
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« Reply #168 on: December 03, 2018, 04:18:23 pm »
Nope! I really dislike syncing and try to keep my devices unaware of each other... strange!!

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #169 on: December 03, 2018, 04:54:33 pm »
Yep weird .. I've not seem this behaviour :-\
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #170 on: December 03, 2018, 04:58:32 pm »
Don't worry... I'll just ignore that.
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #171 on: December 08, 2018, 05:56:58 pm »
I used to be a staunch Firefox fan.  Have used it for years. But over the last 6 months it has started to crash too often.

This is beginning to annoy me now too @kloos , yet a new layer has appeared though. now when I close a firefox SSB a few minutes later the Firefox has experienced a crash box appears, then reopens the ssb I had already forgotten that I'd closed
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #172 on: December 08, 2018, 09:36:21 pm »
Opera is great, and comes with a VPN option built in... however I am not sure how secure the VPN is....use at your own risk. That said it is fast. The only snag is that H.264 codecs that update with your system do not update with the browser. So you may find video files on some social network sites do not play.

Vivaldi is very fast and highly customizable. It is also gaining in popularity.

Chrome or Chromium are popular choices.

For me I am back using Firefox. I really like the major overhaul it seems to have had, and it works well for me with Peppermint.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #173 on: December 08, 2018, 09:39:12 pm »
I used to be a staunch Firefox fan.  Have used it for years. But over the last 6 months it has started to crash too often.

This is beginning to annoy me now too @kloos , yet a new layer has appeared though. now when I close a firefox SSB a few minutes later the Firefox has experienced a crash box appears, then reopens the ssb I had already forgotten that I'd closed

Got to be honest, I have many SSB's set up through ICE and Firefox. I have no issues.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #174 on: December 09, 2018, 12:02:57 am »
I've got a browmance going on with this new Firefox Quantum browser... Let me just say it, Firefox Quantum is smokin'! :)

Now, I did discover that MyADP (Automatic Data Processing) doesn't play well with ScriptSafe in Firefox, although MyADP does work perfectly well within Chrome even with ScriptSafe enabled.  I wonder if the reason for this is Google's cozy relationship with Adobe, whereas if you disable ScriptSafe in Firefox, MyADP ends up working just fine within Firefox.   Is this problem Adobe related in some way or another, or might this have something to do with a conflict between the anti-tracking feature within Firefox and the code within ScriptSafe itself?  I really don't know what the problem is, but the solution is simple:  just disable ScriptSafe within Firefox when going to MyADP! ;)
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #175 on: December 09, 2018, 10:31:40 am »
Got to be honest, I have many SSB's set up through ICE and Firefox. I have no issues.

Can't say that I have too many problems either save this weird hiccup of getting the error dialog many minutes after closing an SSB instance myself. Or having the Firefox is already running error appear when trying to reopen a previously closed SSB... I need to pay closer attention to which machine and when this happens   :-\
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #176 on: December 09, 2018, 10:36:41 am »
I've got a browmance going on with this new Firefox Quantum browser... Let me just say it, Firefox Quantum is smokin'! :) 

I guess I've been asleep for a while, just hit the Help About Firefox to see if I have this Quantum thing... I do 63.0.3 ... and noted:

 
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Mozilla Firefox for Peppermint
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #177 on: December 09, 2018, 01:08:35 pm »
The world needs FF...

to provide a competitor that keeps Google / Chrome in line .. think how much Google would walk all over your privacy if you had no option to leave.

to champion privacy and open standards all over the web...

There's another blow coming to browser competition soon.  Believe it or not, even Windows notorious Edge browser will be adopting Chromium's Blink rendering engine over the coming year. :o


Mozilla: Why Microsoft Edge's switch to Google's Chromium is bad news

By Liam Tung for ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-why-microsoft-edges-switch-to-googles-chromium-is-bad-news/


Here's some background information, also from ZDNet, explaining why this happening to Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what's next

By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-edge-what-went-wrong-whats-next/
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #178 on: December 24, 2018, 10:19:09 pm »
For consideration... one wonders if it would break one's ICE SSBs? https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/24/librefox-firefox-with-privacy-enhancements/
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #179 on: December 25, 2018, 07:38:16 am »
The project sounds interesting, spence.  The project sounds like what Epic Browser aims to do with Chromium browser.  I also notice that the uBlock Origin extension gets the A-O;kay!  :)
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